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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ambong Ambong

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Ambong Ambong
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Simferopol, Krym, Ukraine
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“Fabulous getaway!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

no regrets coming to this place!!!!
one of the most peaceful and lovely place to spend time with loved ones.
everything was fantastic.... i have nothing bad to comment on this place!!!
i would come back in the near future!!! ;)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your great review and it is extra meaningful coming some time after your stay with us.We hope to pamper you even more when you next visit us with your loved ones. Take care.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at Ambong Ambong for five incredibly serene nights. We had a lovely one-bedroom studio about halfway up the hill, with a small balcony. The air-conditioning is cool and effective (key in Langkawi's humid heat), the DIY breakfast is a relaxing way to start the day, and the room is clean, modern, and peaceful. Anna and Nizam took great care of us, giving honest recommendations and helping us make arrangements for car rental, restaurant reservations, nature tours, and the next leg of our trip (e.g. don't take the ferry to Penang, avoid LCCT if possible).

As other reviewers have noted, the ascent to the hotel is extremely steep. Be prepared for a brief cardiovascular workout when you climb up to your room, or take advantage of their free uphill "taxi" service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Anna and Nizam have been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years between them and they take great pleasure in looking after guests, and we are lucky to have them. I am glad you found them helpful like all our guests.
Please keep in touch and the next time you are in our neck of the woods, please visit. I hope your stay in Penang was enjoyable. Did you sample the famous Penang cuisine?
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you've read previous reviews about Ambong Ambong one thing that stands out is the steepness of the location. It is very very steep and gives you a good old fashioned workout if you decided to forego the car service up to your room, and use the steps. The upside of this is that you can eat and drink whatever you like because you get to burn it off in no time at all upon returning to your room.

Everything about this place is excellent. It's not a big flash resort. It's small, quiet and intimate. The main draw card for us is that we were surrounded by jungle, so were treated to daily visits from the local wildlife. Rooms are clean and comfortable, it's an easy walk to the beach and the staff excelled in making sure we had an enjoyable stay.

It's well worth trying out the Ishan Malaysian Spa. And definitely do not miss out on dinner at the award winning Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant. Oh so good! I'm drooling right now just thinking about it!!!

We really loved our time here and would recommend it in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hello,
I agree that the climb up to the rooms in a bit stiff. Even though we offer a free buggy ride, most guests prefer to walk. I suspect that the cool forest environment makes the walk both interesting and invigorating.
We are very lucky to have the Japanese restaurant and Ishan Spa as most of our guests enjoy their experience with them.
We will be trimming some of the trees shortly to give all the rooms equally good views of the sea and the sunset, so it will not matter which room you are in.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Everything is perfect about ambong-ambong.Perfect place to stay in langkawi and also for honeymoon. Good location, awesome room, very beatiful view from the hotel balcony, and last not least very friendly and helpful staff. Would love to visit again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for the great review.

We had resisted cutting the trees so far even though it meant that the great views are obscured, but after a lot of thought we are relenting and later this year during the quiet months we will be selectively trimming the trees to give better views of the sea and the fantastic sunsets from all studios, so it will not matter so much which studio you are in. Please come back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed at this resort for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute of it.It was peak period but thru an early booking we managed to secure a 2 bedroom chalet with en-suites.The chalet had an enclosed balcony facing west which meant we had the privilege of watching the awesome sunsets whilst relaxing on sofas and having a Pinot.
Ambong Ambong is one of its kind.Set amongst rainforest trees,the resort is serene,peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of Langkawi yet a stones throw from entertainment,restaurants and shopping.
We love it and will certainly be going back.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hi, thanks for the review and please come back again. We will very shortly be upgrading the rooms one-by-one taking in all the good comments of our guests, so the next time you are here be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed at Ambong Ambong over 2012 near years eve . As everyone else has mentioned in the reviews, the service from Anna and her team is second to none. One night I felt I'll now town in the bars and they came to collect me ! - ( you are provided with a mobile phone to use if you need any help or advice ! )

The location is great because you are away from all the hussle of the town area but close enough to walk down if you want a night out.

The Biggest thing I can recommend whilst staying here is a visit to the Japanese restaurant which is on site. ( I took tips from tripadvisor before I went) I can confirm this restaurant has Amazing food . One of my friends said the steak was the best meal of the life !!! 35 years old !!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
I was not informed you had a minor mishap in town and had to be fetched, but I will now seek out the staff and commend him.
The Japanese restaurant is something. The chef is quite fanatical about his food and even though we go there often, every meal is still a pleasure. We are lucky to have him as a close neighbour.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

An amazing place - a tranquil, natural setting, and caring, attentive staff who truly go the extra mile.... we couldn't have wished for a better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

If you're going to Langkawi and you need to relax and unwind, this is the place to go! Just perfect!

Thank you Anna and Nizam!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ambong Ambong
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambong Ambong 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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